Which Hair Treatment is Right for You?
What’s the difference between colored gloss and single-process hair color? Is a keratin treatment the same as a protein treatment? Don’t fret, we’re here to help! We checked in with Anival Morales—the man behind Emily Blunt, Hayden Panettiere, and Amy Adams’ locks—for expert advice on a few common treatments. Let our guide be the first stop in your salon treatment research!
Click through our slideshow for everything you need to know before you book a salon appointment!
Those who want highlights—ombre, foil, or balayage—but also need to cover grays, should opt for a two-step process. This can mean one all-over color and highlights, or all-over bleach and toner, which is often required to achieve platinum locks.
A protein treatment is applied to hair after your color is washed out, while you’re still in the shampoo bowl. It’s similar to a deep conditioner, because it strengthens hair without changing the color, but is much stronger. “A protein treatment helps with breakage if your hair is over-processed,” Morales says. “But you can only leave it on for a few minutes or it will damage your hair.”